If you have hearing loss, you are not alone. About one in six people experience some degree of hearing impairment over the course of their lives.
The effects may not be obvious…
Hearing loss affects people in different ways. Left undiagnosed or untreated, it can damage communications and erode relationships. Over time, hearing loss may degenerate from a strictly physical condition to a psychological one, which is just one of the reasons it is so important to seek a solution promptly. For most people with hearing loss, there is help. Properly fitted hearing aids improve communication for at least 90 percent of people with hearing loss.
The cause of hearing loss may not be clear…
Hearing loss is not just the result of attending loud concerts or a factor of the aging process. Illness and infections can also play a part in damaging your hearing. A University of Wisconsin Medical School 2001 study revealed that hearing loss occurred in nearly 80% of those who may have suffered from a heart attack. They further determined that individuals who exercised at least once a week experienced a 32 percent reduction in the risk of suffering from hearing loss compared to those who did not work out.
Other health issues associated with either temporary or permanent hearing loss include the following:
Sluggish or poor blood flow to the ear
High blood pressure
Sickle Cell Disease
Screenings for diabetes and other conditions typically do not include hearing tests. Many other factors can lead to hearing loss, including your family history, repeated exposure to loud noises, injuries, and smoking.
A professional hearing evaluation by an audiologist is the best way to diagnose hearing loss and obtain recommended treatment options.
-We offer no obligation trial fittings of hearing instruments at no cost-
Audiology and Hearing Aid Services, Sea Towne Shopping Center, 1600 North Coast Highway, Newport 541 272 5015